Posts by Gabrielle Parent-Doliner

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: October 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA is a growing charity working for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Our programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media in order to connect and empower people to restore polluted places, protect human health, and promote thriving natural spaces. In 2011, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper built and launched Swim Guide (www.theswimguide.org). …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: July 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Swim Guide wants to help you find the best beaches in Southern Ontario for this August long weekend. There have been many issues affecting beaches in Ontario, such as historic flooding and higher than normal levels of bacteria in the water. For the August Long Weekend 2017 Swim Guide recommends these Southern Ontario beaches for …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: at 12:54 pm

Swim Guide wants to help you find the best beaches in Vancouver for this August long weekend.For the August Long Weekend 2017 Swim Guide recommends these Vancouver area beaches for their consistent excellent water quality (they passed water quality testing more than 95% of the time in 2017), and the beaches’ popularity with our users. …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: July 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Due to problems with data entry in certain regions in BC, Canada, we have temporarily taken certain regions off the app and website. We expect most regions to be back on line in time for the weekend, July 14th, 2017. Big apologies BC beach lovers. We know this is an inconvenience. The following regions were …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: June 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm

– French and Spanish versions follow – Heading to the beach this holiday weekend? Beach goers can access even better beach and water quality information, including service in 3 languages, with the launch of Swim Guide’s 3rd version of the iOS app: Swim Guide 3.1.With over a million users to date, Swim Guide 3.1 is …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: June 26, 2017 at 10:31 pm

Canada Beach Report – 2017 from LOWaterkeeper PDF Version Available Here FIRST-EVER COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CANADIAN RECREATIONAL WATER QUALITY MONITORING RELEASED TODAY June 27, 2017 – TORONTO — How much you know about water quality at your local beach depends on where you live in Canada, reveals the Canada Beach Report, a new report on …

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, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: June 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Protecting health and water with an open standard for automated data exchangeSwim Drink Fish Canada and Swim Guide​ are extremely proud and grateful to be recipient of Canadian Immunology Research Association (CIRA)​ Community Investment Program Grant. The grant will allow us to develop an open data standard for recreational water quality. “Taking a digital technology …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: June 6, 2017 at 11:50 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(June 6, 2017 — Toronto) — Swim Guide, the most helpful beach information service on the web, today announced its newest sponsor: IDEXX Laboratories, the global leader in water microbiology testing. We are excited to count IDEXX as part of a community that supports swimmable water. Swim Guide is a program of Swim …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: April 25, 2017 at 3:43 pm

We are very pleased to introduce to you our newest Swim Guide Affiliate: The Friends of the Cheat. The Friends of the Cheat join Swim Guide as an affiliate just in time for the summer monitoring season. This non-profit group works in the Cheat River watershed. Friends of the Cheat (FOC) was formed in 1994, …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: March 31, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Swim Guide is thrilled to announce our new sponsor, Ace Hill Beer, helping ensure you have access to current water quality for over 7,000 beaches (March 31, 2017 — Toronto) — Swim Guide, the most helpful beach information service on the web, is thrilled to present our new sponsor: Ace Hill Beer. Ace Hill Beer’s …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: February 2, 2017 at 11:54 pm

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our newest Swim Guide affiliate. Joining us from Oregon is the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council. SDCWC brings over 10 year of water quality data to Swim Guide, for the watersheds in their boundaries. These include the Salmon River, Devils Lake, ​Drift Creek, and Schooner Creek and …

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, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: January 25, 2017 at 10:31 am

Yesterday, 24 January 2017, the number of individual Swim Guide users hit 1,000,000. This is obviously a big deal for the Swim Guide team (we celebrate successes with giant cookies in our office). More importantly, this is a huge win for everyone who cares about swimmable water. Swim Guide was launched in Toronto, in 2011. Sketched …

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